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Frost Hurting Some Easter Flowers

STROUD TOWNSHIP – Fresh flowers, bright colors, all blooming just in time for Easter weekend. But overnight frosts the past few nights have been freezing some of these buds near Stroudsburg.

“Well, we had to cover everything you know, and we watered it before it started to frost. We cover them every night,” said flower tent employee Jennifer Rusch.

Rusch helps run a flower tent just off Route 611 and says tents, blankets and a propane heater have helped fight back against the cold nights.

Customers say they are pleased with the selection even after a couple of nights of 20 degree temperatures.

“Yeah, I’m surprised they have what they have here. They have a nice little selection,” said Christopher Smith of Stroudsburg.

Smith says he stopped in for Easter plants for his family, but his garden at home hasn’t been faring as well.

Fiery Car Wreck Leaves One Dead

PARADISE TOWNSHIP — State police in Monroe County said one person was killed in a car wreck Thursday morning.

Troopers said it happened on Carlton Road near Upper Swiftwater Road in Paradise Township around 3 a.m.

The car burst into flames after crashing near the intersection.

Now officials in Monroe County are working to find out just who was behind the wheel and what caused this deadly crash

State police say one person was inside when he or she ran a stop sign and wrecked near Mount Pocono.

Troopers are still trying to determine just who that driver was.

Peter Kocsis says he woke up to emergency crews rushing to the scene   the lights flashing in his bedroom windows.

“I heard a bang. I wasn’t sure what it was. It could have been anything, and I went back to bed and around 3 o’clock I heard the sirens and I woke up,” Kocsis said.

This week on Pennsylvania Outdoor Life

Follow along as field staff member Susan Gallagher releases a porcupine back into the wild and we’ll have a conversation with the executive director of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission about the status of the state’s fish population.  Plus, we have a trout season edition of Pennsylvania People and Places and a product giveaway and it’s all Sunday night at 6:30.

Job Fair at Maximum Capacity in Monroe County

TANNERSVILLE  — The Monroe County Career Quest welcomed about 1,000 people looking for work to the Chateau Resort and Conference Center in Tannersville on Tuesday. Many of the people lined up to see what some new businesses in the county had to offer.

The Chateau Resort and Conference Center in Tannersville was packed with employers and hundreds of people looking for work in Monroe County.

CareerLink officials tell Newswatch 16 that Career Quest, an annual job fair, hit maximum capacity this year for companies looking to hire.

“We do have 63 vendors here, most of them employers that are hiring. We’re very excited to have some new employers here,” said Monroe County CareerLink’s John Casella.

Job seekers lined up to see what opportunities they could find with one of the newest employers in the county: Kalahari Resorts.

Futuristic 3D Printer At East Stroudsburg University

EAST STROUDSBURG — 3D printing sounds like something from the future but students at East Stroudsburg University are doing just that in a new G3 design lab.

It sounds almost like science fiction but this printer is very real.

Students at East Stroudsburg University are putting their creative juices to the test in a new 3D printing and design lab.

“We’ve made things that are very practical, from cell phone cases, to necklaces, to even things that are more abstract like sculptures, to creatures,” said senior Art and design major Henry Becker.

Here’s how it works: plastic and filament are taken through a machine and melted and then the printer builds whatever item was designed or scanned, layer by layer.

Shooting in Kansas Shakes many Celebrating Passover

POCONO TOWNSHIP – Each year The Inn at Pocono Manor is filled with families for the week, observing the Passover Holiday. But today many of them say a shooting this weekend outside a Jewish Community Center has them even more thankful to be spending time with their loved ones.

It’s all hustle and bustle outside The Inn at Pocono Manor as about 650 people of Jewish faith prepare to celebrate the week of Passover here in Monroe County.

This just after states away in Kansas, three people were shot and killed outside two Jewish Community Centers.

Jay Hefter of New York says the upsetting news still has him shaken.

“It`s just scary, it`s sad you know. There`s a lot of things going on in the world, we`ve got to be grateful for whatever we have,” said Hefter.

Choir Director Faces More Sex Abuse Charges

MARSHALLS CREEK — More charges have been filed against the founder of a boys’ choir who already faces charges of raping a teenage boy nearly 20 years ago.

The new charges have to do with child pornography.

Bernard Schade is already locked up for allegedly raping a teenage boy back in the 1990s.

Now the choir director is facing more than 1,100 additional charges for pictures of child porn troopers discovered hidden away in a neighbor’s home.

Earlier this month, Bernard Schade, 74, was in court in Marshalls Creek facing child sex abuse charges.

The Singing Boys of Pennsylvania choir director allegedly raped a teenage choir boy back in the 1990s.